Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Barry Bonds is coming to town

Barry Bonds is closing in on Babe Ruth and, wouldn’t you know it, it’s just in time for his visit to Philadelphia. He’s only three homeruns away from tying Ruth’s total of 714 and he has three games this week before getting to Philly. We’re guessing that he’ll hit two and be right around 713 when he gets to town on Friday.

This should make for an interesting weekend.

Surely, the notorious Philadelphia fans are going to have something special for Mr. Bonds. The only question is how horrible the reception will be. We’re guessing pretty horrible.

A writer from California thinks it’s an incredibly appropriate ending:
"As the week plays out - two home games against San Diego, two on the road at Milwaukee and three to end the week at Philadelphia - the very real possibility exists that one of those home runs [714 or 715] will be struck in Philadelphia, and if that doesn't smack of a perfect ending, I don't know what does...

Who better, then, to offer the official word on Bonds' mark than the people who once booed Santa Claus?

Terrell Owens will get a warmer reception when he returns with the Cowboys in October than Bonds can expect should he hit his Ruthian shot in Philadelphia."
We’re going to go out on a limb here and say this guy’s right. In fact, we’re going to try to go to all the games this weekend because, frankly, we don’t want to miss the historic occasion in which Philadelphia fans set the bar even lower.

[Image via Deadspin]

Jesus Barry, you’re really sad [therecord.net]
Phillies: Please buy tickets, our attendance is, like, really bad [Phillies.com]

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Chris said...

The people who booed a drunk Santa Claus are dead. These writers need a new shtick.

Jim Thome was booed in Cleveland, btw.

Ritty said...

I really like the boycott Bonds idea that's been floating around.


Ritty said...

I really like the boycott Barry idea that has been going around...